Thursday, January 28, 2021

Review Diaries (Life Unknown- A passage through India by Kartikeya Ladha)

 Name of the book- Life Unknown-A passage through India by Kartikeya Ladha.

Stars given- 5 on 5 stars.

My take on the book-

Remember when you were young, like really really young and used to choose the prettiest covered books to be read as your bed time stories?

Did you ever ask why that pretty book always got read and reread?

Well, simple cause it made you happy!

Now this book too looks like tons of fun and laughter all rolled into one and boy did it deliver it all.

A travel journal that's a lot more than just that, it's like having a chat with an old friend about his travels.

There were times when I could almost smell the cold, thinning mountain air or even the salty spray of the ocean.

My parents are avid travellers and I, though a proud home body, have had her share of travelling and tons of stories as well. Finishing this book made me want to have a chat with the author and share my stories.

Read it for the travel stories,

Read it for the journey glories,

Read it for the charming lines and there are a ton

And it's guaranteed that you will have fun.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Review Diaries (The Guardians of the Halahala by Shatrujeet Nath)

 Name of the book- The Guardians of the Halahala by Shatrujeet Nath (Book 1).

Stars given- 5 on 5 stars.

My take on the book-

I totally blame my grandparents for my love for stories. My Nani on my Mimi's side and Dadu on my Bapu's side used to read my stories, be it the Bengali classics of Thakumar Jhuli or The epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. As a grown up I tried to fill that gap of epic story thirst by gorging on lores of other countries but now I have amazing retelling of the Indian mythologies and yeaps it's like a part of my childhood is back…

This book doesn't really build up, it starts running from the get go and bam!!! You are hooked…

I had a bad couple of weeks, wasn't feeling too well but this one brought up tons of good memories.

First book of the series ended and now I am dying to get my hands on the second one and hopefully it will be soon.

Ps turns out book 4 released a few weeks back so trust me you all are in for an awesome rollercoaster journey for sure.